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Are the Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl contenders?

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11:01 PM ET 12.24 | The Seattle Seahawks are white hot after blowing out division rivals 49ers, and the question has quickly become will they ever come back to earth? Right now the Seahawks are without a doubt the hottest team in the NFL and after clinching a playoff berth, they're about to go nuclear. At least Seahawks fans hope so. It's hard to be a Pacific-Northwest team and get notoriety in an sports world obsessed with the East coast. But after putting up more than 150 points in the last three games, Seattle is starting to gain national attention just in time for everyone's playoff predictions. Each year we hear all the pundits rave about how all it takes is for a team to get hot to make a run to a title. The 2010 Packers did it, both New York Giants teams that won Super Bowls are examples of this phenomenon and the Patriots virtually invented the trend in the early 2000s. Are the Seahawks the next incarnation of this championship model?

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December 24, 2012  11:44 PM ET

If you're in the players, you're a "contender".

December 24, 2012  11:45 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

If you're in the players, you're a "contender".

well that sounds gross... man, I'm tired

December 24, 2012  11:45 PM ET

If you're in the playoffs*, you're a "contender".

December 25, 2012  02:30 AM ET

Yes. We are Legit. Plain and simple. That was the top ranked defense we abused last night. And Chancellor's hit on Davis was clean btw.

December 25, 2012  03:44 AM ET
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Yes. We are Legit. Plain and simple. That was the top ranked defense we abused last night. And Chancellor's hit on Davis was clean btw.

Yes yes and hell yes. Ref keep throwing the flags whenever and for whatever they happen to feel like there's no reason or rhyme to it

December 25, 2012  08:00 AM ET
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There were zero Niners fans on today.Where you at ?

They had better things to do on Christmas Eve?

December 25, 2012  08:21 AM ET

Blah, blah, blah. The Seasquirt bandwagon fans come out in full force now. Win something first and then you can brag all you want. And find something unique to call your fool selves. The 12th Man belongs to the Aggies. Loudest noise I ever heard from those fans was in the old Kingdome when the Squirts were getting beat by Montana and KC but the fans were cheering a Cowboys score. (Yes, Dallas was getting beat). Sheesh, Wilson is hot now but he'll have the Sophomore Slump/ Cam Newton next year.

December 25, 2012  09:00 AM ET

I don't see another NFC team that could beat them.

December 25, 2012  09:33 AM ET
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I don't see another NFC team that could beat them.

Good point!!! If the Hawks play defense like they have been, then they have a very good shot at making it deep into the playoffs. Green Bay or Altanta might give them trouble come playoff time . Another thing, Seattle plays good at home, but they will have to start the playoffs on the road, if the Niners win this coming weekend!!!

December 25, 2012  10:10 AM ET
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Yes yes and hell yes. Ref keep throwing the flags whenever and for whatever they happen to feel like there's no reason or rhyme to it

Yes they're contenders and yes the refs are out of their minds. Goodell must be paying them per flag thrown. Most of the flags are in the secondary, I guess that's where they think the most concussions are coming from.

December 25, 2012  10:12 AM ET
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There were zero Niners fans on today.Where you at ?

Come to think of it Apple Cider hasn't been around since the gnats folded tent

December 25, 2012  10:27 AM ET

You don't watch much pro football do you????? At least games on the West Coast!!!

December 25, 2012  10:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Blah, blah, blah. The Seasquirt bandwagon fans come out in full force now. Win something first and then you can brag all you want. And find something unique to call your fool selves. The 12th Man belongs to the Aggies. Loudest noise I ever heard from those fans was in the old Kingdome when the Squirts were getting beat by Montana and KC but the fans were cheering a Cowboys score. (Yes, Dallas was getting beat). Sheesh, Wilson is hot now but he'll have the Sophomore Slump/ Cam Newton next year.

You don't watch much pro football do you????? At least games on the West Coast!!!

December 25, 2012  10:38 AM ET
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I don't see another NFC team that could beat them.

On any given Sunday...last year who would have thought NYG would beat GB in Lambeau or that SF would beat NO? In the words of the annoying Chris Berman "Thats why they play the games"

December 25, 2012  12:05 PM ET
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On any given Sunday...last year who would have thought NYG would beat GB in Lambeau or that SF would beat NO? In the words of the annoying Chris Berman "Thats why they play the games"

Duuuude, have you seen the Seabags play this year. They're taking things seriously. Green Bay is still trying to sort things out and Atlanta has only beat two playoff teams all year.

December 25, 2012  12:13 PM ET
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Duuuude, have you seen the Seabags play this year. They're taking things seriously. Green Bay is still trying to sort things out and Atlanta has only beat two playoff teams all year.

Yeah 150 for - 30 against in 3 games is definetly defined as serious

 
December 25, 2012  01:07 PM ET
QUOTE(#19):

Yeah 150 for - 30 against in 3 games is definetly defined as serious

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